Improving public health and community safety - further information on supervised injection services
Working together with our community is a critical part of the process to improving public health - Toronto's Medical Officer of Health is recommending the introduction of supervised injection services to save lives and improve community safety. But, the first step is working together to share information, answer questions and address concerns.
One of the proposed sites that is seeking to introduce small-scale supervised injections services is located at Bathurst and Richmond, on the border of Wards 19 and 20. Queen West Community Health Centre has been a member of community for 45 years, and has been located at its current site at Bathurst and Richmond for over 20. It is home to many doctors' offices, counselling services, community programs and harm reduction services.
As I mentioned above, I will be distributing information over the coming days to our local community that I hope will provide information and answers to questions you may have - this information is available here. It also includes a "save the date" for an upcoming community consultation (pending approval of the consultation process at the Board of Health next week). Once there are confirmed details regarding our community consultation, I will be distributing this information again in our neighbourhood.
I would encourage you to review the flyer, and to get in touch with my office at any time should you have any questions.